Guiding Principles

We invest in and build businesses which strive to provide best-in-class services through innovation, operational excellence and strong leadership. Our goal is to create shareholder value while having a positive impact on our environment and our society. We call this conscious capitalism.

  • We value our reputation for honesty, integrity and fair dealing and believe these are critical to success in life and in business.
  • We are long-term investors and business builders; we believe that if you think and invest long-term and concentrate on operational excellence, then the exit will take care of itself.
  • We see the good in what we do and seek managers who are passionate about their company’s mission beyond wealth creation.
  • We respect confidentiality.
  • In keeping with our belief that owners make better managers, our professionals personally invest alongside our Partners’ capital to align our goals; we “eat our own cooking.”
  • Generation is a meritocracy; performance is measured and rewarded based on long-term investment success.
  • We believe in hiring and empowering self-motivated, risk-comfortable people.

Doing Well – Doing Good

Generation has a long history of being involved in organizations that allow our firm to “do well while doing good”. This is a meaningful consideration in our decision process and is an underlying theme shared by many of our investments.

PayActiv’s software solution allows employees to access their earned wages any time between paydays, providing an alternative to payday loans, bank overdrafts, and auto title loans. ReCept Pharmacy provides coordinated care solutions to improve the lives of patients suffering from life threatening and chronic diseases. Post University and MedVance Institute help people expand and enhance their lives through education and career preparation. Virtual Radiologic provides a new technology-based medical service that enables the remote reading of diagnostic images which allows faster response times and increases the likelihood of a specialist seeing a patient’s scan in an emergency. Agility Recovery Solutions offers disaster recovery solutions which help companies and people in times of trouble. Sterling Talent Solutions helps companies hire high-integrity people. HotJobs pioneered a new way for people to quickly find a job. LVI Services removes hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead paint and mold from work spaces. Generation builds businesses that make meaningful contributions and we do it through hard work and “center field” ethics. We see the good in what we do and we feel privileged to be involved with so many great managers and companies.